This Wednesday, 10 March is No Smoking Day. ASH Scotland is celebrating the day by encouraging people to quit smoking by sharing the stories of people who have successfully stopped smoking during lockdown.
This year has been tough for everyone and people are coping as best they can. For some, that means smoking more than they normally would. In fact, a recent Scottish Government survey found that more than a third (36%) of people who smoke report smoking more during lockdown – with just 8% saying they are smoking less.
We know that quitting smoking is one of the best things you can do for your physical health and it also improves your mental wellbeing. Trying to quit smoking at this time may feel overwhelming, but help and support to stop smoking is available through Quit Your Way Scotland, even during lockdown.
Want to help spread the word about No Smoking Day? Please follow @ASHScotland on Twitter and share our content on 10 March. If you or someone you know is thinking about stopping smoking, Quit Your Way Scotland can provide all the help and support you need to get started on your quit journey.